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Underdogs

Underdogs

Before Dallas had the Cowboys or Houston had the Oilers, back when I was a treen-anger growing up in Houston, I was a Green Bay Packers fan.   Why?  From childhood I was told I would be attending Baylor University, so I grew up loving the green and gold. Then I chose to attend elsewhere, and Dallas and Houston secured football teams.  The effect of this love of green and gold made me a supporter of the underdog.  Also, my own football career, such as it was, ended with an accident-related broken second vertebrae of the neck, but prior to that, I always played on an underdog team. According to Wikipedia, an “underdog is a person or group in a competition, usually in sports and creative works, who is largely expected to lose.” Perhaps all of this is why I was so open to being a Jesus follower.  I was a no one, until The One, made me a someone.  A few verses were helpful to me in those underdog days:

  • “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” (Ephesians 4:13)
  • “So the last will be first, and the first last.” (Matthew 20:16)
  • “But he said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” (Luke 18:27)
  •   “If God is on our team, who can play against us?” (Romans 8:31, from a translation I can no longer find.)

So, all you underdogs, it’s time to overcome.

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